LIGHTNING VOTER GUIDE: N.C. Senate District 48
The candidates for state Senate District 48 are challenger Brian Caskey, a Democrat, and Chuck Edwards, the Republican incumbent.
Caskey, 49, is mayor pro tem of the town of Mills River. He and his wife, Stacey, are co-owners of Biltmore Tutoring. Caskey has two daughters — Caitlyn, a nurse in Asheville, and Allison, a senior at West Henderson High School.
Edwards, 60, has been in the state Senate since 2016. He is owner of seven McDonald’s franchises in the Henderson and Buncombe counties. He and his wife, Teresa, are the parents of two children. They live in Flat Rock.
Why are you running for election to the N.C. General Assembly?
Caskey: I’m running for a State Senate seat because, despite being the first Democrat ever elected in Mills River, I’ve been able to…